My new print JOURNEY HOME
has been accepted by the UK Printmakers’ Council for their travelling exhibition, JOURNEYS.
There was a large submission to this exhibition, in which members were asked to interpret the theme as broadly as possible.
I have been working in various print media for several months around the subject of how we use journeys to enter a liminal state. As passengers through a landscape we escape our fully conscious selves for a while. We vaguely register that the outside world is streaming by as we become absorbed in our inner worlds.
The exhibition opens at the London Print Studio
. I studied screen printing there some years ago and have used their digital printmaking studio on occasions, so it is a real pleasure to have work exhibited there now with the Printmakers' Council.
The exhibition then moves on to the Jack House Gallery in Portsmouth.
It was a pleasure to be invited to make and donate a postcard sized art work to the Royal Overseas League's INCOGNITO exhibition. Artists from all over the world make work which is exhibitied anonymously, the artist's identity only being revealed after a sale. The proceeds go towards funding their educational projects in marginalised areas of India, Pakistan and Namibia, with a focus on work with girls in rural areas. So it was satisifying to see that my new screenprint LOOK sold at the opening.
THE DISCERNING EYE 2018
I am delighted to say that two of my recent screen prints, IMMORTALS
and WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME
have been accepted for The Discerning Eye, an exhibition which takes place annually at the Mall Galleries in central London.
Around half of the works in the exhibition are chosen by individual jurors from an open submission of around two thousand entries. The remaining work is by artists who are invited by the jurors. The exhibition will run from 15th-25th November.
MEMORY - AN EXHIBITION IN MAYFAIR BY THE UK PRINTMAKERS' COUNCIL
One of my new screen prints IMMORTALS
will shortly appear in an exhibition by members of the UK Printmakers’ Council. The Council invited members to submit work in a variety of print media around the theme of MEMORY in any of it’s aspects: family history, the workings of the subconscious, personal past experiences, objects holding pivotal thoughts or places holding a special association.
The exhibition is being presented in partnership with the visual arts team at the Royal Over-Seas League and will be held at their grand and elegant London club house in near Green Park. The League is ‘a not-for-profit members’ club dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond’. In 2018 it is honouring the centenary of the First World War with a programme of events including this exhibition and a series of concerts.
Work by more than 60 artists will be on display in various rooms and spaces throughout the building. So it will be a large and varied exhibition in a spectacular setting.
There is a PV on 28th August and an evening of art discussion with exhibiting artists present on 22nd November.
If you would like to attend the PV, please RSVP via the ROSL website: www.rosl.org.uk/events